Council on Employment Equity
Queen's University seeks to nurture and enhance an institutional culture that is consistently respectful of the dignity and worth of all who work here. Striving at all times to eliminate direct, indirect and systemic discrimination, the University will develop policies and programs, foster practices, and encourage traditions which facilitate free, safe and full participation by all members of its community.
The Council on Employment Equity has received a mandate from the Principal to assist the University in advancing equity in employment through the following activities:
- Monitor and report on the University's compliance with the Federal Contractors Program (FCP)
- Ensure that appropriate analysis is carried out on existing and proposed policies with employment equity implications
- Make recommendations through the Principal, Provost, and Vice Principals on changes to policies, procedures or practices that will have a positive impact on employment equity
- Communicate with the University community about matters concerning employment equity
- Facilitate communications on employment equity matters between Queen's administration and employee groups
- Prepare an annual progress report for the Principal, due on June 1 of each year
The Council reports to the Principal. The Provost and Vice Principal (Academic) and Vice Principal (Finance and Administration) will facilitate this reporting process. The Chair of the Council shall meet with the Provost and Vice Principal (Academic) and Vice Principal (Finance and Administration) three times a year and with the Principal once a year following submission of the Annual Report. The Council was established in 1997.